Changemaker Team

Tormod (Toby) Andreassen – Norway (Scandanavian languages and English)

Tormod (Toby) Andreassen

An experienced, multi-lingual businessman, change consultant and skilled facilitator, specialising in personal, team and organisational relationships.

Toby is Norwegian and is also fluent in English having worked with many major corporations whose first language is English. His experience in running businesses informs his organisational facilitation work. He has recently been dividing his time between training and development work and the "hands-on" management of a car dealership group in his native Norway, his task to turn the business around and prepare it for sale on the open market. He works with ChangeMaker as a team and individual coach on executive programmes and as a facilitator.

His unique skill is hard to describe but he manages to translate a wealth of business and life experience into a gentle but probing style which challenges and provokes reflection in even the most "dyed in the wool" executives.

Toby is particularly interested in coaching as a Change Management tool; he is a member of our Pan-European delivery team and led the ChangeMaker facilitators for the Nordic rollout of our European Coaching programme. He has attended our internal certification for the Lominger Leadership Architect™ tools and has facilitated events with the Senior Teams of many organisations, most recently in our work with Maersk Shipping in India.

He has been involved in training and consulting since 1995, when the ChangeMaker first team met him during the Saab Way project. He has experience in Scandinavia, USA, Europe and the Far East delivering Management Training. Before moving into this area of work, Tormod was managing director of an automobile import company and also ran several motor car dealerships. He has worked in partnership with Saturn Consulting Services in the USA and has broad experience of using Experiential Learning techniques.

He has a huge interest in people and their differences and similarities and loves travel. Like many Scandinavians he enjoys escaping to the sun in particular to his hide-away in Thailand.